Mar 26 2019

Tired Of Flushing Money Down The Drain?

By Nandini McCauley for The Island Connection College of Charleston Theatre and Dance closes its 2018-2019 season with the hilarious, Tony Awardwinning comedy Urinetown, directed by artist-in-residence Bret Shuford with musical direction by Laura Turner. While the show is lighthearted in nature, it shares with audiences a glimpse of serious issues tied to the season’s …

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Mar 22 2019

Partners For Holistic Conservation

By Norman Powers for The Island Connection The Seabrook Island Natural History Group is pleased to partner with the Charleston Museum to welcome to Charleston Brian Badger, Director of Conservation for the Cheetah Conservation Fund, on April 13 at 2:30 p.m. for a free, public program at the Museum’s Arthur M. Wilcox auditorium.  Brian Badger …

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Mar 21 2019

Early Bird Purple Martins Return To South Carolina

By Joe Siegrist for The Island Connection In a sure sign that spring is not far behind, the first Purple Martins of the year have been spotted in South Carolina. The birds were seen on Feb. 5 in the small town of Calhoun Falls in Northwest SC by a Purple Martin enthusiast – one of …

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Mar 21 2019

Hallie Hill Is Putting For Paws

By Julie Murdock for The Island Connection Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary is set to host its annual Putting for Paws golf tournament fundraiser on Monday, April 1 on Crooked Oaks Golf Course at the Seabrook Island Club. Players are invited to participate in an 18-hole shotgun scramble tournament including on-course contests and awards. Following the …

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Mar 21 2019

South Carolina Environmental Law Project Files In Charleston

Staff Report for The Island Connection On February 28, South Carolina Environmental Law Project, on behalf of sixteen South Carolina coastal communities and small businesses, is heightening efforts to prevent seismic airgun surveying that stands to devastate the Palmetto State’s thriving, multi-billion dollar tourism, recreation and fishing industries. SCELP filed a motion for a preliminary …

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Mar 20 2019

Dealing With Pain

By Barbara Radin Fox for The Island Connection March has come in as a lion, as the old saying goes, and will hopefully leave as a lamb. One could also hopefully say that about pain and its treatment. The number of people who are suffering with pain seems to have mushroomed over the past several …

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Mar 20 2019

Ready, Set, Bait

By Geoff Bennett for The Island Connection One of the warmest winters on record has our fishery set to get going early this year. You could even say it never fully turned off as days in the 70s have kept water temperatures far higher than normal. Bait fish that are usually nonexistent have been present …

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Mar 19 2019

Respite Care Receives $25,000

By Sarah Perry for The Island Connection The Roper Saint Francis Physicians Endowment has awarded a $25,000 grant to Respite Care Charleston to support the non-profit organization’s non-medical services for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD). The grant will support with RCC’s day program for individuals living with ADRD, including updated technology, …

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Mar 19 2019

South Carolina Politics Consider A Ban On Plastic’s Ban.

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Something to know before visiting the Statehouse in Columbia; water from the drinking fountain contains microplastics. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration defines the substance as any plastic debris smaller than 5 mm (about the size of sesame seed, they say). Dr. John Weinstein, Chair of the …

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Mar 18 2019

Preserve Residents Question Kiawah Island Community Association

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer The joy of living on Kiawah has reached an ebb for residents of the Preserve. The Kiawah Island Community Association’s (KICA) budget for 2019 includes a fivefold increase in the posh subdivision’s “Segment Assessment,” which sums to a 50% increase in every Preserve owner’s annual assessment. …

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